Esarey-Esrey & Rhoads-Esrey letters

Records of a 19th century American migration

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List of known Esarey-Esery and Rhoads-Esrey letters - click dates to read each letter

DATE

FROM/TO

SOURCE (pub/edit/)

27 June 1814

Jesse Esarey to Jonathan D. Esarey

MEE 1968/MER/

20 May 1832

Jesse Esrey to Jonathan D. Esarey

MEE 1968/MER/

15 June 1846

Amanda Rhoads to Jesse & Hannah Esrey

MEE 1968/MER/ & SPE 2002

Spring 1847

Daniel & Amanda Rhoads to Jesse & Hannah Esrey

MEE 1968/MER/ & SPE 2002

25 March 1848

Jesse Esrey to Daniel & Amanda Rhoads

MEE 1968/MER/

14 April 1848

Elvira Shackelford to Amanda Rhoads

SPE 2002

28 June 1849

Amanda Rhoads to Jesse & Hannah Esrey

MEE 1968/MER & SPE 2002

10 February 1850

Jesse Esrey to Daniel & Amanda Rhoads

MEE 1968/MER

21 August 1850

James W. Shackelford to Jesse Esrey

MEE 1968/MER

12 January 1851

Jesse Esrey to Daniel & Amanda Rhoads

MEE 1968/MER & SPE 2002

10 February 1851

Jesse Esrey to Daniel & Amanda Rhoads

SPE 2002

7 December 1851

Jesse Esrey to “Mr. Danil Rhoads”

MEE 1968/E.Rhoads

28 February 1852

Amanda & Daniel Rhoads to Jesse & Hannah Esrey

SPE 2002

10 June 1852

Jesse Esrey to Daniel & Amanda Rhoads, and Jonathan and Justin Esrey

MEE 1968/E. Rhoads

September 1852

Jesse Esrey to Jonathan Davis Esarey

MEE 1968/MER

13 January 1853

Jesse Esarey to his wife & family

MEE 1968/MER

3 March 1853

Jesse Esrey to Daniel & Amanda Rhoads

SPE 2002

10 April 1853

Jesse Esrey to Daniel & Amanda Rhoads

MEE 1968/MER & SPE 2002

6 June 1853

Jesse Esrey to Daniel & Amanda Rhoads

SPE 2002

26 Dec. 1853

Amanda Rhoads to Jesse & Hannah Esrey

SPE 2002

13 April 1856

Amanda Rhoads to Niles or Septer Esrey

SPE 2002

16 Sept 1857

Justin Esrey to Niles Esrey

SPE 2002

Nov. 1858

Justin Esrey to Niles Esrey

SPE 2002

17 Jan. 1859

Jonathan Esrey to Niles Esrey

SPE 2002

16 July 1859

Justin Esrey to Septer Esrey

SPE 2002

August 1859

Justin Esrey to Niles Esrey

SPE 2002

1 Sept 1860

Justin Esrey to Niles Esrey

SPE 2002

25 Dec. 1864

John Esrey to Hannah Esrey

MEE 1968/MER

30 Dec. 1866

Mary Rhoads to Daniel & Amanda Rhoads

SPE 2002

1873

“Relief of the Donner Party” by Daniel Rhoads

SPE 2002

21 Feb. 1910

J.J. Esarey to Niles Esrey

MEE 1968/MER

1964-1968

Mildred Esrey Reynolds to Myra Esarey Evans

MEE 1968/MER

Sources

MEE 1968: Myra Esarey Evans “ Logan Esarey: His Ancestors & their Descendants” Posted by permission of Patsy VanKesteren, September 2009.

MER: Mildred Esrey Reynolds “Esrey letters in possession of M. E. Reynolds” pp. 372 – 282L in MEE 1968

SPE 2002: Steve P. Emanuels “The Rhoads-Esrey letters: 1846-1873” Kings River Press, Lemoore, CA. Special thanks to Steve Emmanuels Feb. 2008.

E. Rhoads: Earl Rhoads, San Jose, CA letters provided to Myra Evans Esarey (pp. 372 –282L in MEE 1968).

A guide to Esarey/Esrey individuals who appear in these letters

Jonathon Davis Esarey (1783-1858): Third child of John and Hester Clark Essery. Jonathan was Jesse Esrey’s older brother, who remained in southern Indiana. Jonathan Davis Esarey is the progenitor of all Esarey and all (?) Esry descendants.

Jesse Esrey (1800-1855) and Hannah Forester Esrey (1798-1879) : Youngest child of John and Hester Clark Essery. After the family left Kentucky and settled a few years in Southern Indiana, young Jesse moved on to Knox County, Indiana and then Illinois with John and Hester, as evidenced by the 1814 and 1832 letters in this collection. In Illinois Jesse changed the spelling of his name, served in the Illinois legislature. Between 1823 and 1836, Jesse and Hannah had nine children. Then, in 1840 Jesse and Hannah moved their family to Hardin County, Missouri, where many descendants remain today. Their daughter Amanda married Daniel Rhoads, also of Edgar County, Illinois and, in then, later in the 1840s, Amanda, Daniel, and several of Jesse and Hannah’s older sons moved to California. Two sons were killed in the Civil War, fighting for the Confederacy, and two younger sons ( Niles and Septer) remained in Missouri and raised families there.

Jesse and Hannah’s children:

1 Elvira Esrey (1823-1865), mar. James Henry Shackelford (4 child.) [SPE 2002 identifies the Elvira Shackelford that writes Amanda in 1848 as a niece by Daniel’s sister rather than Amanda’s own sister.]

2 Amanda Esrey (1825-1906), m. Daniel Rhodes (7 child. w/ 4 surviving childhood)

3 James Esrey (1826-1861 died Civil War), m. Sarah Rouse, then Phoebe Blair (2 child.)

4 Justin Esrey (1827- 1900) (aka “Cap”)

5 John Esrey (1828-1888), m. Nancy J. Buckley (11 ch.)

6 Thomas Esrey (1829-1862 died Civil War), m. Sarah Ann Winsett (4 child.)

7 Jonathon Esrey (1831-1904), m. Sarah Ann Winsett (his brother's widow - 4 more child.)

8 Niles Esrey (1835-1910), m. Missouri Ann Stratton (7 child.)

9 Septer Patrick Esrey (1836-1900), m. Mary Rosell, then Char. Jasper, then Frances Hill. (6 child.)

 

 

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